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International Journal of Nanoparticles
International Journal of Nanoparticles


Special Edition on: "Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis of Nanoparticles"

Guest Editors:
Dr Dermot Brabazon, Dublin City University, Ireland
Professor Waqar Ahmed, University of Ulster, UK
Professor Mark J. Jackson, Purdue University, USA

Nanoparticles have had a large impact on drug delivery systems, structural materials, data storage systems, biochemical and biomedical diagnostics, adhesives, pigments, optical communication and catalytic developments in recent years. With the advent of the many new techniques to fabricate nanostructures and the associated potential applications, a review of current and potential future techniques by which nanoparticles are characterised is required.

For the purpose of this issue, nanoparticles are defined as particles which have at least one dimension less that 100 nm. On this scale, characterisation is essential and particularly challenging. This special inaugural issue is aimed at the recent developments in the field of nanostructure characterisation techniques.

Nanoparticle characterisation techniques that are relevant to this issue include but are not limited to electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), dynamic light scattering (DLS), single photon emission tomography (SPECT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and spectroscopy, surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), X-ray diffractometry, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).

Subject Coverage
The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to, topics that address:
Research that spans several fields is particularly welcome
  • Particle size measurement
  • Nanoparticle surface area
  • Density of nanoparticles
  • Nanoparticle tracking analysis
  • Analysis with optical tweezers
  • Zeta potential measurement
  • High resolution electron microscopy (HREM) image processing
  • Particle mass measurement

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of manuscripts : 28 March 2007

Communication of peer reviews to authors : 30 April 2007

Deadline for revised manuscripts : 30 June 2007